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ARMOURERERIC:
I was waiting for an image of the 42 sign behind the podium making a speech.

LM117:

--- Quote from: orulz on May 27, 2016, 12:58:59 PM ---I wonder what NCDOT will do with the I-95 interchange? Will new ramps be built or will the breezewood-ish status quo be maintained? There are better alternatives in three quadrants, all of which are (or will be) interstates, that cut off the corner for long distance traffic. The quadrant with the missing connection is I-95N to I-42E (and the reverse, I-42W to I-95S.) Is that one movement important enough to merit an eight figure interchange project? Probably not in our lifetimes. Maybe that little stretch of US 70 could get an alternate designation of Business (Green) I-42.

LGL33L

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As far as I know, it will be a Breezewood. There's been no mention of a direct I-42/I-95 connection. Personally, I'd like to see a direct interchange with I-42 and I-95 built to keep thru traffic off of US-70, but from the looks of it, it would be a LOT of work to make it happen.

Strider:

--- Quote from: LM117 on May 27, 2016, 01:35:01 PM ---
--- Quote from: orulz on May 27, 2016, 12:58:59 PM ---I wonder what NCDOT will do with the I-95 interchange? Will new ramps be built or will the breezewood-ish status quo be maintained? There are better alternatives in three quadrants, all of which are (or will be) interstates, that cut off the corner for long distance traffic. The quadrant with the missing connection is I-95N to I-42E (and the reverse, I-42W to I-95S.) Is that one movement important enough to merit an eight figure interchange project? Probably not in our lifetimes. Maybe that little stretch of US 70 could get an alternate designation of Business (Green) I-42.

LGL33L

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As far as I know, it will be a Breezewood. There's been no mention of a direct I-42/I-95 connection. Personally, I'd like to see a direct interchange with I-42 and I-95 built to keep thru traffic off of US-70, but from the looks of it, it would be a LOT of work to make it happen.

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Looking at Google Maps, there won't be enough room to put an interchange there because there are businesses near the interstate.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/DeWayne's/@35.5168823,-78.2977414,681m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0000000000000000:0x1b67d7e4ccbee91e!8m2!3d35.516594!4d-78.2984374

orulz:
A minimal solution would be to connect only the directions where no freeway alternate  exists, although I'm not sure incomplete interchanges are allowed anymore. A direct ramp from I-95N to I-42E would be easy to build and there would be no weave issues, but the reverse I-42W to I-95S would be more difficult given the frontage road and hotels west of I-95 and north of future I-42.

LGL33L

amroad17:
Wait, What?  I thought NC applied for it to be I-36 and now they are planning on signing it I-42?  I believe that is the better number choice but is NC going to change the application or are they going to do whatever the hell they please?  :hmmm:

OK.  I had not read the I-36/I-89 posts since Monday the 23rd.  I read that the numbers are I-42 and I-87.  I guess they are not going to do whatever the hell they please.  Agree with 42, disagree with 87.  The general direction is mostly east/west until Williamson, then it begins to go north/northeast.  I still believe it should be I-46, however, if there is a north/south number used, it should be I-97.  Just get rid of the one in Maryland and make it an I-70 extension.  Or...do not get rid of it and have it act like an I-69 (one here in Kentucky, one in Mississippi, one in Texas).  There would be one in NC and one in Maryland.  Which begs the question, "Are the pieces ever going to connect?"

I started a post in Fictional Highways about an I-46 that started on the east side of Raleigh, followed the US 64 freeway to near Bethel, NC, followed US 13 around Ahoskie, NC to Suffolk, VA, and then used the existing Suffolk bypass to Bowers Hill in Cheaspeake, VA.  My fictional I-46 would most likely be better suited for an odd north/south number than the one currently proposed.

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